Franklin officer prevents potential tragedy, arrests wrong-way driver

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FRANKLIN — A Franklin Police Department officer is being commended for their quick action after stopping a wrong-way driver from entering Interstate 495, potentially preventing a serious accident.

The incident occurred when an evening shift officer observed a vehicle driving up the 495 South off-ramp from Route 140.

The officer stopped the vehicle halfway up the ramp and conducted an investigation.

The operator of the vehicle was subsequently arrested on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation, and improper operation.

The timely response of the officer, part of the night shift team, was praised for averting what could have been a catastrophic event.

The Franklin Police Department highlighted the importance of vigilance and swift action in ensuring road safety for all users.

Further details on the incident have not been released, pending legal proceedings.

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